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[jur-nl-is-tik] /ˌdʒɜr nlˈɪs tɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of journalists or journalism.
Origin of journalistic
1825-35; journalist + -ic
Related forms
journalistically, adverb
nonjournalistic, adjective
nonjournalistically, adverb
prejournalistic, adjective
unjournalistic, adjective Unabridged
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  • This is his journalistic career, and he has written seven little books in all, mostly verse.

    'I Believe' and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The journalistic touch, when it is good, means the preservation of a work.

  • One might call him Alf Raymond's journalistic jackal; there was no job too dirty for him.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • The description is journalistic, but I do not know that I could improve upon the detail of it.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • The younger editors were making investments rather than journalistic tools out of their papers.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
British Dictionary definitions for journalistic


of, relating to, or characteristic of journalism or journalists
Derived Forms
journalistically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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